4

Bill Nelson Named One of the Top Ten "Bad Ass" Politicians

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Our own Senator Spacesnakes is apparently one of the biggest bad asses in all of Washington D.C. He's been named by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top ten "toughest" politicians in America. 

US News gives Nelson props for going out on the python hunt in the Everglades last month.

Earlier this month, the former astronaut spent hours trying to hunt them down--all while armed with handguns, machetes and five airboats, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson didn't get any snakes on hunting day, but he has asked the public to continue where he left off, with a "Python Challenge" that encourages Floridians to hunt and turn in the dead snakes.

 

On Inauguration Day, Nelson beat off the cold by wearing a hot orange baseball cap with a camouflage visor, which his spokesperson told the Times he uses for quail hunting.

Granted, naming a guy to your tough list who couldn't even kill any snakes, doesn't make politicians sound very tough. Then again, it's not like Marco Rubio even tried to kill any snakes. 


We should also note than Nelson is now 70, and still trucking along fending off snakes and (more successfully) any Republican who has tried to take his Senate seat away from him. 
Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.